A former employee of a Nicholasville day care center is accused of stealing $320,000 from the business in the eight years she worked there, police said Friday.
Pamela Sandlin, 53, of Nicholasville was charged Tuesday with eight felony counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, Nicholasville police said in a release.
Sandlin is accused of taking the money from Kids Connection Learning Center on Southview Drive. Sandlin worked the front desk there, said Nicholasville police Sgt. Scott Harvey.
"She did end up taking over the books for them as part of her job," Harvey said. "It really did put the day care in a lot of financial trouble. There are a lot of issues going on there that could have been prevented had this money been turned in the way it was supposed to be."
Police were called to investigate after the day-care administration "felt like there was some money missing, and that's how they brought it to our attention," Harvey said.
None of the money has been recovered, police said in the news release.
Viola Sewell, an owner and director of Kids Connection, declined to comment Friday on the matter.
Sandlin was released Wednesday on an unsecured $10,000 bond from the Jessamine County Detention Center. A district court date had not been scheduled as of Friday morning.